Four-term Toms River councilman Maurice (Mo) Hill has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for mayor of Toms River, setting up a three-way primary fight in New Jersey’s 8th largest municipality, The New Jersey Globe reported.
“I have a strong record of honesty, integrity and proven leadership and dedicated service to my community and country, said Hill, a retired Rear Admiral who served 35 years in the U.S. Navy.
Hill will face fellow Councilman Daniel Rodrick and former Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato in the Republican primary.
Coronato received the endorsement of the Toms River Republican party.
Democrats have picked Jonanthan Petro, the managing partner at a large Toms River law firm and chairman of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, as their candidate.